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Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project researching the deterioration of wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes in China.
Managing Collection Environments Initiative
A multiyear initiative to address research and practical issues related to control and management of collection environments.
Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative
A multifaceted, long-term initiative for the varied conservation needs of modern and contemporary art.
Research into Practice Initiative
Develops training workshops, colloquia, and similar events to present scientific advances from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners.
Preservation of Photographs and Photograph Collections
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to offer a series of photo conservation training courses.
Modern Paints
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute Project which addresses questions regarding the character of modern paint materials.
Preservation of Plastics
Overview and details of a GCI project on the preservation of plastic materials in modern and contemporary art.
UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic ...
Information on the master's degree program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation offered by UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Trust
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
Information on a July 2014 workshop to be held at the Louve.
Preservation of Photographs and Photograph Collections
July 2014 course on identification & conservation of color and digital prints.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Description of the 2014 CAPS workshop at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
China Principles
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation guidelines for cultural heritage sites in China.
Research on the Conservation of Photographs
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to identify major photographic processes and important process variants.
Panel Paintings Initiative
Overview and details of a GCI project on educational resources and training opportunities in the structural treatment of panel paintings.
Art in LA
Related project materials including publications, articles, and videos
Teamwork for Integrated Emergency Management (2004 ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on integrated emergency management for museums and other cultural institutions.
Athenian Pottery Project
Scientific research to understand, the materials and techniques employed to create the iconic red and black figure pottery of ancient Athens.
Gels Cleaning Research (1998–2003)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on the use of solvent-based gels as cleaning systems for surfaces.
Characteristics of European and Asian Lacquers
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop an analytical method to identify organic materials in Asian and European lacquers.
Desalination of Porous Building Materials (2006–2010)
Overview of a past GCI project to establish guidelines for conservators on the use of desalination systems for building materials.
Valley of the Queens
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, Egypt.
Conservation of Amιrica Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
Eames House Conservation Project
A collaborative project to develop a long-term conservation management and maintenance plan for the 1949 home of Ray and Charles Eames.
Collections in Hot & Humid Environments (1997–2002)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project addressing climate control issues in hot humid regions.
Herculaneum Project
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to address specific conservation problems at the Roman archaeological site of Herculaneum.
Lime Mortars and Plasters (1998–2009)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project that focuses on the preservation of lime mortars and plasters.
St. Vitus Mosaic in Prague (1992–2008)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focuses on the conservation of the Last Judgment mosaic on St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
Alternative Climate Controls for Historic Buildings (2003–2010 ...
Details of a GCI project on climate control strategies for improving collection environments in historical buildings in hot and humid regions.
Environmental Guidelines for Collections (1999–2002)
Overview and details of a past GCI project for providing a reference for designing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning for museums.
Performance of Pollutant Adsorbents (2001–2003)
Overview and details of a past GCI project to increase protection of objects in microenvironments from attack by gaseous air pollutants.
Salt Research (2003–2008)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve understanding of deterioration due to salts, and to develop mitigation and conservation procedures
Latin American Consortium (1997–2002)
Details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for training to enhance preventive conservation in Latin America.
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
Pollutants in the Museum Environment (1985–1998)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that examined the risks posed to museum collections by atmospheric pollutants.
Preventive Conservation (1990–1995)
A summary of a training course sponsored by the GCI that addressed the management of environmental conditions for collections.
Selective Preventive Conservation Research (1985–1998)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute program of research in preventive conservation.
XRF Boot Camp for Conservators
Workshops on fundamentals of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and data interpretation
Binding Media (1989–1999)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project that focused on developing methodologies to identify binding media in paint.
Cleaning of Paintings (1987–1989)
A summary of training courses that emphasized the use of new methods and materials for the cleaning of paintings sponsored by the GCI.
Insect Control with the Fumigant Vikane (1986–1990)
Overview and details of a past GCI project to investigate potential adverse effects of Vikane on museum artifacts and historic structures.
Permanence and Application of Conservation Materials (1983 ...
Overview and details of a past GCI program of research into the permanence and application of conservation materials.
Disaster Preparedness and Response (1992)
A summary of a workshop on emergency planning for collecting institutions sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Pest Management (1994–1996)
A summary of training courses on pest control in museums sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Magnesian Limestone Project (2004–2009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
Antibody Research (2006–2010)
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project toidentify proteins in binding media using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
A series of workshops to disseminate new procedures for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects.
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings (2003–2010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve wall paintings conservation through identification of organic materials used as binders.
Asian Organic Colorants (2006–2010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to develop a strategy for the analysis of Chinese colorants used as textile dyes and organic pigments.
Conservation of Photographic Materials (1987–1994)
A summary of training courses on the conservation and preventive care of photographic materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
This workshop series seeks to integrate ongoing scientific research with the latest perspectives on cleaning technology within art conservation.
Nitrogen Anoxia Research (1987–1999)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focused on researching nitrogen environments to prevent museum objects from deterioration.
Collections Research Laboratory
Overview of the GCIs work in collections research in the areas of antiquities, manuscripts, sculptures and decorative arts, and paintings.
Outdoor Painted Surfaces
Details of a GCI project to research paints used in twentieth-and twenty-first-century outdoor painted works of art.
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Information Gathering & Assessment related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Scientific Investigation related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Condition Monitoring related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Museum Lighting Research

Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Description of the 2013 CAPS workshop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.
Modern Paints
Details of research undertaken by the GCI on paints and application techniques used by Jackson Pollock in Mural (1943).